The government of Saudi Arabia has sentenced Ali-Mohammed al-Nimr to death by beheading followed by crucifixion of his body for participationg in anti-regime protests in 2012 at the age of 17. Six other young men face similar sentences. All of al-Nimr's appeals have been exhausted. Around the world, protesters mobilized at Saudi embassies. One of these protests began at the Saudi Embassy here in DC and marched to the White House. Activists called out Saudi Arabia not only for the planned executions but also as the driving force behind ISIS/Daesh and for genocide against the people of Yemen
The two main demands of the protest were the cancellation of the planned beheading/crucifixions of al-Nimr and others who protested the regime in 2012, Two members of Code Pink spoke at the rally, adding their voices to those calling for an end to the US alliance with Saudi Arabia.This would be most effective if the cutoff of US military aid and trade included a boycott of Saudi Arabia's "blood oil."